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Every forum deserves an abbreviation sticky!!

Post your entries people i'll periodically update them as we go along.

Armies
  • BA - Blood Angels
  • BT - Black Templars
  • DG -Death Guard
  • DKoK - Death Korp of Kreig
  • Tsons - Thousand Sons of Tzeench
  • 1Ksons - Thousand Sons of Tzeench
  • EC - Emperors Children
  • UM - Ultramarines
  • GK - Grey Knights
  • DH - Daemonhunters
  • SM - Space Marines
  • CSM - Chaos Space Marines
  • NIDs - Tyranids
  • CRONs - Necrons
  • DE - Dark Eldar
  • WH - Witch Hunters
  • WE - World Eaters
  • DW - Deathwing
  • IF - Imperial Fists
  • IW - Iron Warriors
  • IG - Imperial Guard
Weapons and Equipment
  • TLLC - Twin Linked Lascannon
  • ML - Missile Launcher
  • BP - Bolt Pistol
  • PG - Plasma Gun
  • PP - Plasma Pistol
  • PF - Power Fist
  • PW - Power Weapon
  • FG - Frag Grenades
  • KG - Krak grenade
  • JP - Jump Pack
  • CCW - Close Combat Weapon
  • DCCW - Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon
  • AC - Auto Cannon or sometimes Assault Cannon
  • AssCan - Assault Cannon
  • HKM - Hunter-Killer Missile
  • SB - Storm Bolter
  • MB - Meltabomb
  • PH - Psychic Hood
Miscellaneous
  • CA - Chapter Approved
  • GD - Games Day
  • GT - Grand Tournament
  • h2h hth - Hand to Hand
  • BRB BBB - Big Rule Book, Big Blue Book
  • DOW - Dawn of War
  • MEQ - Marine Equivalent ( S4, T4, 3+ save)
  • FW - Forge World
  • GW -Games Workshop (duh)
  • LoTR - Lord of The Rings
  • GEq or GEQ - Guard Equivelant, low save/high numbers
  • FOC - Force Organization Chart (also Slot, as in a selection on the FOC. "Assaulty Scouts are good because they don't take a FA Slot")
  • FA or Fast - Fast Attack
  • HS or Heavy - Heavy Support
  • CoD - Cities of Death (aka Cityfight)
  • WWB - We'll be Back (Roll for Necrons)
  • FNP - Feel No Pain.
Imperial Guard
  • HW - Heavy Weapon
  • HWS - Heavy Weapon Squads
  • SW - Special Weapon
  • SWS - Special Weapon Squads
  • IP - Infantry Platoon
  • JO - Junior Officer
  • SO - Senior Officer
  • HSO - Heroic Senior Officer
  • Commy - Commissar
  • Vet - Veteran
  • Stormie - Storm Trooper
  • Psyk - Psykers
  • Stunties - Ratlings
  • Hard Vets - Hardened Veterans
  • Techies - Techpriest Enginseers
  • Whites / Wet Ears - Conscripts
  • AFS - Armoured Fist Squad
  • Helly - Hellhound
  • Bassie / Bassy - Basalisk
  • LMBT - Leman Russ Battle Tank
  • LMD - Leman Russ Demoliser
  • TLC - The Last Chancers

Space Marines
  • Libby - Librarian (Codi: Codicer Epis: Epistolary)
  • Chappy - Chaplain (Rec: Reclusiarch MOS: Master of Sanctity)
  • DP, Pod or Can - Drop-Pod
  • LST - Land Speeder Tornado (usually the HB/AC version)
  • LR LRC - Land Raider, Land Raider Crusader

    BA only
  • BP - Baal Predator
  • SHP - Sanguinary High Prist (Also SP: Sanguinary Priest. BA version of apothecary)
  • DC or Deathco - Death Company
  • DM - Death Mask

Chaos Space Marines
  • DP -Daemon Prince
  • MoCG - Mark of Chaos Glory
  • MoCU - Mark of Chaos Undivided (Now MoCG.)
  • MoK - Mark of Khorne
  • MoN - Mark of Nurgle
  • MoS - Mark of Slaanesh
  • MoT - Mark of Tzeench

Tau
  • MP - Missile Pod
  • FG - Fusion Gun
  • PR - Plasma Rifle
  • SG - Shield Generator
  • CIB - Cyclic Ion Blaster
  • BC - Burst Cannon
  • AFP - Airbursting Fragmentation Projector
  • SMS - Smart Missile System
  • TA - Targeting Array
  • TL - Target Lock
  • MT - MultiTracker
  • DC - Drone Controller
  • HW [xxx]- Hard Wired [item name]
  • "Ionhead" - Hammerhead with an Ion Cannon
  • "Railhead" - Hammerhead with a Railgun
  • "Warfish" - Devilfish with SMS, Targeting Array and Multi-Tracker
  • "FoF" - Fish of Fury, a tactic where Devilfish transports get in close to block assault routes, deploy troops within 12 for rapid fire, then mount up and move the following turn.
  • "Deathrain" - Crisis Suit with Twin MissilePods
  • "Fireknife" - Crisis Suit with Plasma Rifle & Missile Pod
  • "Helios" - Crisis Suit with Plasma Rifle and Fusion Gun

Ork
  • TLBS - Twin Linked Big Shoota
  • BoBS - Bolt-on Big Shoota
  • KMB - Kustom Mega Blasta
  • KoS - Kult of Speed
  • PK - Power Klaw

Terminology
  • Shooty - a model, unit or army geared for shooting
  • Dakka - shooting, usually high rate of fire
  • Beardy, Cheesy, Munchkin - Questionable player/playstyle/item, usually keyed to abuse of rules/loopholes and extreme powergaming
  • RP - Roleplay
  • Fluff - Non-rules 'flavor text'
 

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GK - Grey Knights
DH - Daemonhunters
SM - Space Marines
CSM - Chaos Space Marines
NIDs - Tyranids
CRONs - Necrons
DE - Dark Eldar
WH - Whitch Hunters
TLLC - Twin Linked Lascannon
ML - Missile Launcher

No doubt there are many more, theres a few to give people an idea of what your on about and a few to add to the list.

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WE - World Eaters
MEQ - Marine Equivalent ( S4, T4, 3+ save)
DW - Deathwing
DOW - Dawn of War
BRB/BBB - Big rule book, Big blue book
OOP - Out of print/production
 

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its funny really because most things in 40k come with two words so your more likely to get AA or AB rather than ABC
u can pretty much guess most of them
 

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Tau stuff...
MP Missile Pod
FG Fusion Gun
PR Plasma Rifle
SG Shield Generator
CIB Cyclic Ion Blaster
BC Burst Cannon
AFP Airbursting Fragmentation Projector
SMS Smart Missile System
TA Targeting Array
TL Target Lock
MT MultiTracker
DC Drone Controller
HW[xxx] Hard Wired [item name]

"Deathrain" Crisis Suit w/Twin MissilePods
"Fireknife" Crisis Suit w/Plas Rifle & Missile Pod
"Helios" Crisis Suit w/Plas Rifle and Fusion Gun
Monat single-suit squad

"Ionhead" hammerhead with ion cannon
"Railhead" Hammerhead with railgun
"Warfish" Devilfish with SMS, Targeting Array and Multi-Tracker
"FoF" Fish of Fury, a tactic where devilfish trapsorts get in close to block assault routes, deploy troops within 12: for rapid fire, then mount up and move next turn
 

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How about:

C:O Codex: Orks
C:A Codex: Armeggedon
TLBS Twin Linked Big Shoota
BoBS Bolt-on Big Shoota
KMB Kustom Mega Blasta
KoS Kult of Speed
PK Power Klaw


johno
 

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Libby: Librarian (Codi: Codicer Epis: Epistolary)
Chappy: Chaplain (Rec: Reclusiarch MOS: Master of Sanctity)
Tac (Tactical squad/basic marine)
Dev (Devistator squad/heavy weapon marine)
Ass (Assault squad or marine)


BA only
SHP: Sanguinary High Prist (Also SP: Sanguinary Priest. BA version of apothecary)
DC or Deathco: Death Company
DM: Death Mask

Oh, CoD Cities of Death (aka Cityfight)

AC (Auto Cannon, sometimes Assault Cannon)
AssCan (Assault Cannon)
HKM Hunter-Killer Missile
SB Storm Bolter
MB Meltabomb
PH Psychic Hood

DP Pod or Can: DropPod
LST: Land Speeder Tornado (usually the HB/AC version)
LR LRC: Land Raider, Land Raider Crusader

HG Honor Guard (BA and Ultra)

Outside links
BW or BWB Battlewagon Bits (popular site for plastic bits)
B&C Bolter and Chainsword (big space marines/chaos/inquis forum)

some more general ones
GW Games Workshop (duh)
LoTR (Lord of The Rings)
GEq or GEQ (Guard Equivelant, low save/high numbers)
FOC Force Organization Chart (also Slot, as in a selection on the FOC. "Assaulty Scouts are good because they don't take a FA Slot")
FA or Fast: Fast Attack
HS or Heavy: Heavy Support

RAW: Rules as Written

Another Tau one
J/S/J Jump/Shoot/Jump, in reference to the Jetpack assault move. Usually jump out of cover, shoot, then jump back in

Perhaps we should expand this to be terminology as well.

Shooty: model, unit or army geared for shooting
Dakka: shooting, usually high rate of fire
Beardy, Cheesy, Munchkin: Questionable player/playstyle/item, usually keyed to abuse of rules/loopholes and extreme powergaming
RP: Roleplay
Fluff: Non-rules 'flavor text'
 

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Galahad said:
Fluff: Non-rules 'flavor text'
Or, the fiction based on the game. This includes any narratives, short stories found in Codices, novels, or game enrichment books (for example: The Art of Warhamemr 40k, or Liber Daemonica)
 

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Discussion Starter #15
They can be confusing at times - hence this thread.

Which of the following would you prefer?


Chaplain and Death Company
Jump Pack, Melta Bombs, Lightning Claw, Bolt Pistol and Frag Grenades

or

Chappy and DC
JP, MB, LC, BP and FG

Both are easy to understand. I suppose it depends how fast you type

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I really prefer the first one lol, no surprise, it just looks neater and more intelligent, Abbreviations just seem to make you look lazy and dumb lol
 

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Actually, when used appropriately, abbreviation serves to make writing quicker and smoother to read, as well as generally being more elegant. It's only when lazy people find out the power of abbreviation that we've got trouble.
 

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wat does IC stand for?
 

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ok thanks
 
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